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Blending the Family

Ways to make your new family a cohesive unit.

Assigning Chores star
When you're building a newly blended family, household chores are one tool you can use to get everyone on the same team.

Blending Families So Kids Aren't Casualties star
Taking your blended family from a group of strangers living as roommates to a loving family unit isn't easy, but it does require the help of all the adults involved!

Chores and Cooperation in the Blended Family star
Cooperation in the home requires relationships built on respect and communication. This article discusses some ways to deal with responsibility issues.

Combining Traditions star
Blending families often means blending traditions. The holidays are just around the corner -- are you ready to welcome new ideas into your home?

Explanation Required star
How to proceed when your younger children start questioning how everything fits together in your blended family.

Holiday Rules for Moms and Dads star
The holidays are coming; here are some tips to help you make the most of the shared holidays when you're stressed about custody.

Model the Way for Your Stepchild star
Be the person you want your children to be. Kids imitate the behavior of their parents and stepparents...good or bad. What you do is more important than you may realize.

Navigating Disciplinary Minefields with Stepkids star
Discipline in the blended family: tips to blending your styles as you blend your family.

Starting a Stepfamily of My Own star
My personal journey to becoming a stepparent.

Stepmom's Club star
Membership in the stepmother's club is different than that of other organizations. You are in a position of instant leadership.

Stepparenting 101 star
A stepparenting reality check...remembering what you signed up for!

When a Stepparent Needs Help star
Seeking outside help with the creation and maintance of a strong blended family is a sign of strength. This article helps in identifying the indicators that it may be time to reach out.

Your Kid, My Stepkid, Your Problem star
Is checking-out of your parental role a good decision? This article looks at whether you may be sending the wrong message to your husband and the children you are attempting to create a family with.

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